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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
would send is that we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: prosecutor says that when detectives told the suspect's family members what she was accused of, she asked to speak to her family. she told them, i don't want to disappoint you. i'm sorry. in rockville, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, murray was a part-time grad student at johns hopkins. norwood is due back in court next month. bloodshed in baltimore. string of violent crimes. a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at a gas station on edmondson avenue. three people were shot. one of those people were also died. since friday night, more than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in baltimore. >>> a 4-year-old is stabbed. wjz is live at city police headquarters. adam may explains there are still unanswered questions. >>> route now, police are still trying to figure out where that gun came from. and just hours ago, they learned it was not registered. >> reporter: sunday morning, on fern hill avenue in northwest baltimore, 4-year-old tays
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> i argue for the no-fly zone. and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: the u.s. continues to move forces closer to libya. the president authorized u.s. military earthquake to evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked into a mideast conflict. the president hopes they will make way for a new leadership. at the united nations, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez is proposing mediation by a coalition of outside governments. and there are reports that gadhafi is willing to go along with that idea. >>> one of the u.s. largest defense contractors is cutting hundreds of jobs. it says it will eliminate 500 jobs. most of the cuts will be at the company's electronic systems division, based in anne arundel county. 150 workers were laid off last june. >>> up and down, up and down. our roller coaster temperatures continue. a live look outside now. it's been a sunny and clear day. but much colder than recently. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking the swing. bob? >> if you thought it was cold, you're right. today's
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
by general electric. 23 are now in operation across the u.s. >> this is the system that has proved unreliable. >> paul gunter tells wjz, the aging mark 1 design is unsafe and should be shut down. >> it represents not only a bad design but an aging facility. any number of events could be the match that lights the next nuclear fire. >> reporter: but a spokesman for peach bottom says comparing fukushima to his plant is problematic. but peach bottom has more numerous safety inspections. and the tsunami caused many of the problems at fukushima, an event unlikely to happen here. >> please stay indoors with your windows closed. >> reporter: advocates also point to lessons learned from the partial meltdown on nearby three-mile island in 2009. saying the industry is now safer. >> the actions taken by the industry since 3-mile island has prepared us to deal with events just like japan and maybe even worse. >> reporter: japan's nuclear crisis, has caused concern. >> that's just something you deal with every day. it makes you think twice when you hear the sirens go off. >> it doesn't need to be a tsunami
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
area and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake generated a tsunami. rescuers continue to search. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one area a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money. broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through. >> reporter: planes were headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed. people have top stand in line for water. in many towns with grocery stores, the shelves are timing -- are emptying out. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be the second worst disaster behind hurricane katrina. >>> our complete coverage continues with mike hellgren. he spent the day at three mile island in pennsylvania with steps being take ton keep all of us safe. >> repor
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on u.s. and japanese troops to help with the growing crisis at the nuclear plant. a third explosion and fire at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm. but ordered 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to helicopters to spray water on a fuel storage pond. so the rods inside don't release radiation. >> reporter: some have already been exposed to low levels of radiation. about 70,000 people within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's sake. and just trying to get their kids out first. >>> the head of the nuclear watchdog agency called the developments worrying. and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >> reporter: another powerful aftershock rocked japan as night fell. the scale of the destruction is already testing the country's limits. in the northeast, some 450,000 people ar
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
plant. and the obama administration is sending chartered planes to japan to fly all u.s. citizens out of the country. >> all u.s. citizens in japan should continue to monitor the situation carefully and follow the guidance of the u.s. and japanese governments. >> reporter: japanese airports are jammed with people trying to flee. the buses are packed. for those staying behind, supplies are low. store shelves are empty. gas stations are out of fuel. and the search for survivors and the missing grows even more grim, with each passing day. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> americans living and working in japan are trying to get out. wjz continues with this complete coverage live. mike hellgren, following the rush to evacuate. >>> vic, one man from baltimore is back home tonight. but a young woman from our region is among the missing. >> reporter: in the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, many americans fled japan. united is operating limited flights with some arriving at dulles. scenes like this are playing out around the country. people back home, greeting loved ones. >> i'm one o
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in libya. but secretary gates and joint chief chairman, admiral mike mullen, assured congress that the u.s. is now playing a supporting role in libya and won't take the lead in arming and training the rebel. >> if there is going to be that kind of assistance to the opposition, there are plenty of sources for it other than the united states. >> reporter: the pentagon's top officials stood by president obama's pledge not to send u.s. ground troops into libya. and they insist that in the end, the people of libya will be the ones who bring down gadhafi. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the two pentagon officials were also unable to answer questions from some lawmakers who wanted to know how the u.s. would get out of the conflict if gadhafi [ inaudible ] >>> growing concerns from radiation from that damaged power plant in japan, reaching the united states. radiation, far below levels that pose a risk to humans was found in milk from california and washington. the first signs japan's nuclear accident is affecting foods. the u.s. is stepping up monitoring of milk, rai
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. as a backup plan, officials are checking to see if a drill can be used to dump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling american citizens living within 50 miles of the power plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen in nearby towns and very slight increases have been detected as far away as tokyo. officials say it's not enough to be dangerous but many are avoiding the city. >> reporter: the security council held a moment of silence for japan. >> the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. sending in aid and rescue efforts from around the world. >> reporter: brittish and rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> the train of access underneath. obviously, as you can see, very, very difficult conditions. >> crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there. to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> another nuclear crisis, as local experts are preparing for the worst. if a disaster hit the east coast. the situation in japan could play out here in maryland. wjz live, mike hellgren spoke out with the state's top le
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
in the fight for control of libya. and a defiant moammar gadhafi is determined to crush the revolt. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the country risks sliding into a civil war. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy. or it could face protracted civil war or descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: clinton says the u.s. must lead the international response to crisis. u.s. warships are headed to the region and america and its allies are discussing possible military options to prevent gadhafi from bombing his own people. >> we're obviously looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no decisions have been made. >> reporter: britain is working on a plan to impose a no-fly zone over the country. >> i think our job is to try to look around the corner and plan for every eventuality. and i know other allies and nato and the u.s. are doing exactly the same thing. and that is right. >> reporter: gadhafi's son denies libyan's air force is attacking civilians. >> so me. one evidence. one ichedz. one witness. >> reporter: but the u.n. says more than 140,000 refugees a
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
tonight. some of your thoughts on this controversial case. >>> surprise attack on u.s. forces. two american soldiers are killed. two others wounded. after a gunman opens fire on a bus in germany. a close u.s. ally. randall pinkston reports with wjz with more on the tragedy. >>> the shooter opened fire, at the bus carrying u.s. air force personnel, set outside a terminal in frank 40, germany, killing the driver and a passenger. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. and in working german authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman who was a kosovo citizen ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he is now in police custody. investigators are looking into whether the shooter had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base. the headquarters of the u.s. air force base in europe. the victims were part of an air force security
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
sent a very clear message to the libyan people that we will stand with them. >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to coordinate its response with other countries. some members of the united nations are discussing a no-fly zone. and they are considering their next move. >> if gadhafi and his military continue to attack the libyan population systematically, i can't imagine the international community and the united nations stand idlely -- idly by. >> reporter: president obama has made it clear that all options are on the table, including a no-fly zone. but u.s. officials have also stressed that any military action must be an international effort. >> reporter: the unrest in lib crais sending gas -- libya is sending gas prices here in the united states through the roof. >> reporter: and if you've been to the gas station recently, you probably felt the pain at the pump. a new survey finds the national price jumps. the average price of gas in maryland is now $3.48. the white house says it may soon have to tap into the country's fuel oil reserve. >>> and southwest airlines has joined other a
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
are paying. a price for a gallon of regular $3.50. take a look at last year. we were paying $2.72. u.s. only gets one percent of its daily oil from libya. but parts of europe are more reliant on it. >>> deadly conflict going on now and many people aren't aware of it. death, rape and poverty are a lot. now a well-known actor wants to bring action. >> reporter: ben affleck is asking congress to do more thorel the republic of congo. >> we strongly believe if we place congo don't back burner of u.s. policy it will come back to haunt us. >> reporter: affleck says a humanitary crisis is growing in eastern congo. he told about poverty, disease and sexual assault in the african nation. affleck urged the u.s. government to help make sure upcoming elections are free-fair. >> affleck was joined by cindy mccain. she is an investor in his group. >>> officers forced to open fire on a suspect in prince george's county. police had a handgun threatening people at fed-ex field. the man refused to drop the weapon. when they came towards the officers he opened fire. >>> in prince george's county a student is c
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
goal is to help protect civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. is set to hand over leadership of the -week-old operation to nato in a matter of days. still, critics are questioning the nation's involvement and want to know how long the u.s. will stay. president obama is expected to make his case in his address to the nation tonight. >> our involvement there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: lawmakers have been calling on the president to clarify his position. >> it's fair to ask, what is the role of our military and military alliance in providing support to an opposition that we are only now beginning to understand. >>> the white house is working to make a clear distinction between the military mission and an ongoing political effort that might persuade gadhafi to step down. at the white house daniel nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> you can watch the president address the nation right here on wjz. it is scheduled to get under way at 7:30 tonight. >>> the u.s. and the rest of the world continue to watch the ongoing nuclear crisis in japan. workers at the fu
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
living near the nuclear plant, where the reactor has failed. president obama says one u.s. aircraft carrier is there. >> our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region. and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy. >> reporter: powerful aftershocks continue to rock the country. and the japanese defense min ministry is rushing troops to the north to look for survivors. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the huge, 9.9 magnitude quake sparked warnings across the pacific. take a look here in southern california, where a large wave rocks this boat marina in santa cruz. however, the damage is a far cry from japan. a witness took photos of guests sleeping outside on cots. fortunately, the waves were much weaker than expected. and the tsunami warning in hawaii has been downgraded to an advisory. here in baltimore, people with friends and family in japan are desperately trying to get in touch with them. complete coverage continues now with mary. >> so many japanese americans are trying to reconnect with their families. tonight, phon
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
set to take control of the no-fly zone. but for now, the u.s. will still play a critical role. american planes will keep running air strikes, like the one here in ash tabia today. rebels have been fending off moammar gadhafi's forces for a week, and air assaults from u.s., french and brittish jets, give -- britishet jets -- british jets give rebels hope. an official says libya is ready to talk about political reform. but so far, gadhafi has not echoed that message. >> reporter: from day one, the white house has said the u.s. wouldn't leave that operation for long. but to hand over control, he'll need to finalize a deal with nato, over which nations will do what. >> reporter: that hasn't satisfied critics in congress. many lawmakers are angry, president obama didn't seek congressional approval for the mission. >> had he waited for congress to come back, i think there is very little doubt that benghazi would have fallen and the president would have died. >> reporter: on state television, libya's government painted a picture of a victimized nation, touring bomb sites in tripoli,
CBS
Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
within a couple of days. u the u.s. believes military sanctions such as a no-fly zone, needs international sport, including backing by the united nations. >> reporter: supporters of gadhafi say they are ready to die for their leader. >> they want to take over our country, but they cannot do that. because we are standing facing them. >> reporter: gadhafi's forces may be having some success. they claim they have regained control of the western city of zawiyah, which is close to the capital, tripoli. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> later, defense ministers are meeting to discuss the crisis in libbia. >>> the republican congressman, organizing into islam say his comments are appropriate. peter king says muslims in the u.s. are being targeted by radicals. he's holding a hearing tomorrow on that issue. king believes radical islam is a distinct threat that must be investigated. but opponents are comparing this to the eraf communist witch hunts. they say king should have invited more law enforcement experts to testify. >>> vivian shuller, the head of national public radio,
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
no u.s. ground troops will be sent to libya, even so, it's the toughest move yet from the white house since the crisis began. it comes after the u.n. security council approved u.s. military action, including approving a no-fly zone over libya. >> the president will head to libya for a meeting with allies. they'll discuss their plans for taking action on the u.n.'s resolution. >> reporter: on state tv, libya's foreign minister suggested gadhafi was backing down. he claimed the government would abide by the u.n. resolution and stop its military operations against the rebel. but reports continued of deadly attacks by pro-gadhafi forces. in tibrook, rebels seemed energized by the news that the international help they were calling for may finally arrive. >> i think it's a very good situation now. very good situation. >> reporter: but time is not on the rebel side. as the world moves in to help, many wonder if it's too late. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> four new york times journalists commented will soon be free. they were taken in the eastern part of libya. and accor
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
coalition warplanes are flying toward libya, to control its skies. and for the first time, u.s. commanders say they're using the jets to attack gadhafi's troops on the ground. it may be working. in the key eastern city of misrata, gadhafi tanks are beginning to retreat, after a week-long assault on civilians. in ajabia, where gadhafi forces boxed in civilians for days, rebels have newfound confidence. >> this is a matter of time. time only. after, maybe one day, these tanks will surrender. >> reporter: president obama said sending in u.s. troops on the ground is absolutely out of the question. u.s. forces are already scaling back flights over libya. coalition troops are now flying more than half of the missions. >> reporter: bombed but not broken, gadhafi appeared for the first time in public tuesday night. he rallied supporters and portrayed himself as a victim to western powers on a mission to steal libya's oil. he gave no hint he was giving up. >> gadhafi has basically sworn that he will show no mercy to anybody who has been in opposition. that's not exactly an invitation to negotiate.
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >>> as the u.s. hands over control of the military mission in libya to nato, forces loyal to moammar gadhafi are on the offensive. danielle nottingham reports, where the president and his administration are keeping a close eye on the conflict. >>> rebels race to safety, as moammar gadhafi's forces took back control of a strategic oil town. heavy shelling drove opposition fighters east toward the port of brega. even though coalition air strikes have essentially shut down gadhafi's air force, his ground troops remain strong. nato planes remain over the areas, where the fighting was heaviest wednesday. but that wasn't enough to turn the tide and push back gadhafi's fighters. all of this comes when they transferred air control to nato. >> we were very confident that the coalition that we are part of will be capable of succeeding in its mission and pushing back colonel gadhafi's forces. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton and other top administration officials came up to capitol hill to brief lawmakers on libya. leaders from both parties say the president's address monday left a lot o
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
. but the u.s. and its allies are still considering their options. >> reporter: the u.s. says its focus now is on helping the thousands of refugees who have fled the violence. >> we have sent humanitarian assistance teams teams teams to both border regions with supplies like bottles, water, containers. >> reporter: they arrived on the greek island of crete. part of the state's effort to pressure gadhafi to step down. at the united nations, rapiddal -- randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> they are now taking part in relief efforts. two american cargo planes today took blankets water, and other supplies to tunisia. >>> will we get another warmup this weekend? meteorologist tim williams and bob turk, tracking these roller coaster temperatures for us. let's start inside with bob. >>> they have been all over the place. today, 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. and tomorrow and the weekend, it will be warmer. but there's rain on the way. take a look at raid are -- radar. shower activity. all of that is pretty much going to miss us, except for extreme western maryland. but there's a lot more,
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to leave, but he's ruled out using u.s. troops to oust him. on capitol hill, some argue more force will be necessary to get qaddafi to go. >> this is the libyan people's fight, but we need to continue to help make it a fairer fight. >> reporter: submarines fired missiles in tuesday in tripoli. the pentagon said the price tag for setting up the no-fly zone is already at $550 million. wjz(eyewitness news). >>> on wednesday, the u.s. hands-off leadership of the military operation to nato. >>> grueling frustration in japan tonight. workers are no closer to ending the nuclear crisis. latest on the still tenuous situation, ky? >> still trying to remove highly radioactive water. it's an essential step before the cooling system can be restored. tens of thousands of evacwees are being -- evacuees are being told when they can return home. the biggest concern is how to handle a long-term power loss like the one at the japanese plant. back to you. >> while the recovery is expected to be a long one, there is hope for japan. wjz is live at the annual cherry blossom festival in washington with mo
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
operations in libya. turkey had been standing in the way, but is now on board. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the handoff is a sure thing. and it will come within a few days. however, the white house has been vague about the american military's role going forward. allies have been flying an increasing number of missions over libya. and nato ships are patrolling the sea, trying to prevent arms and mercenaries from slipping in. at the united nations, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> nato powers have been meeting in belgium for six days to consider the way ahead, including how aggressive the mission should be. >>> for just one day after her death, hollywood legend, elizabeth taylor is being laid to rest. about 4 dozen family members are being expected to attend the funeral tonight at the forest lawn cemetery. there will be no procession. taylor converted to judaism decades ago. and jewish customs call for burial within 48 hours of death. >>> still to come. extra butter please. who doesn't like that movie theater popcorn? but the fda could force theaters to change this. >>> i'm su
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
that police arrested more than 60 people, suspected in the marijuana and heroin trade. the u.s. attorney calls the arrests part of a crackdown of a large baltimore drug gang. snoop, along with 39 others were nabbed on state conspiracy charges. >> in this case, we made impact. we got the top. we got the bottom. and we got everything in between. >> at the end of the day, again, i'm confident we made a section of baltimore much safer by the efforts of these men and women. >> let me give you some of the numbers of this. 450 officers were out making those arrests today. they have been on the clock since 4:00 this morning. 40 people were charged in the state, meaning a local city charged. 23 by federal authorities. 5 pounds of marijuana. over a quarter pound of heroin. and four guns. officers are still trying to round out the last of those accused. reporting live, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back on you to -- to you on television hill. >> as mike said, this is not pearson's first brush with the law. she >>> standing indicted on serious charges. mary has the latest on this case. >> reporter: the
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